Mahsa Khoshkhou, PhD

Postdoctoral research associate

Research interests

Understanding how neural and synaptic dynamics lead to collective behaviors such as decision making, learning and global synchronization in cortical circuits (Data analysis and neural networks modeling). 


2010 B.Sc., Statistical Physics, Shiraz University

2013 M.Sc., Statistical Physics, Shiraz University

2019 Ph.D., Statistical Physics, Shiraz University


Khoshkhou M, Montakhab A. Optimal reinforcement learning near the edge of synchronization transition. Phys Rev E. 2022; 105(4):044312. 

Khoshkhou M, Montakhab A. Explosive, continuous and frustrated synchronization transition in spiking Hodgkin-Huxley neuronal networks: the role of topology and synaptic interaction. Physica D. 2020; 405:132399. 

Khoshkhou M, Montakhab A. Spike-timing-dependent plasticity with axonal delay tunes networks of Izhikevich neurons to the edge of synchronization transition with scale-free avalanches. Front Syst Neurosci. 2019; 13:73. 

Khoshkhou M, Montakhab A. Beta-rhythm oscillations and synchronization transition in network models of Izhikevich neurons: effect of topology and synaptic type. Front Comput Neurosci. 2018; 12:59. 


2019, INSF Postdoc Fellowship

2022, WUSM Postdoc Research Associate